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Saturday Morning Hike: Big Trees Forest Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Urban Hike: Saturday Morning Hike: Big Trees Forest Preserve  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 15 2020  10:00 am >> Sat, Feb 15 2020 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 11 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 15 2020 8:00 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:1.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This easy trail explores Power's Branch, a tributary of the Chattahoochee River and a ridge above the river. It includes scenic stream side views, some with large granite boulders that make the area a photographer's dream. The land is adjacent to busy Roswell Road and actually includes a portion of the original road as well as part of the grade for the Bull Sluice Railroad.

Optional: Afterwards we could go to nearby Morgan Falls Park where there is a short trail, approximately 1 mile in length

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Water. Hiking Shoes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

7645 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

From Atlanta or I-285 take GA 400 north to Exit 6, Northridge Road. At the end of the ramp turn right, crossing over GA 400 and continue straight. Turn left on GA 9/Roswell Road and continue south for 1.2 miles to the North Fulton Annex, just after Morgan Falls Dam Road. Turn left into the south (second) parking lot and look for the trailhead almost directly in front of you.

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